One ‘dobe to Rule Them All
My interest for Graphic and Interaction Design started when I was a sophomore in high school. I took Digital Media 1 and absolutely fell in love with it. We created projects in Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premiere, and Dream Weaver (I started in CS5).
Here are some pieces of my earlier work (aka first assignments). AeroShip and Psych Ninjas were created in Illustrator CS5, and Diet Coke was created in Photoshop CS5.
Over the years I have come to love all of Adobe’s software. During high school and the first part of college I would struggle with choosing a program to create my work in (Photoshop or Illustrator). But then as I continued in my education I learned to create different parts in their respective program and then import them together.
Sometimes it’s easier to create things in Illustrator over Photoshop and vise versa. When I am creating InDesign documents, I create things in Photoshop and import them into InDesign. I love how Adobe’s programs all all connected to easily design across their software.
When I was a senior in high school, I entered a poster contest for the Utah Multimedia Arts Festival (UMAF) held at Utah Valley University.
I ended up winning the best design for my school. As the contest went on, I won 1st place and best of show at the UMAF for the poster theme and design. I used Photoshop CS5 to create this poster.
I came up with the “Dream the Design” theme based on my experience with designing. A lot of times I see a design in a dream or in my head before I even make it to paper or screen. A lot of times it doesn’t look anything like what I want it too on paper. But it helps me gauge the scale of objects and text. Then I take them to the screen and thats where the real magic happens.
When I first started designing I could never get anything to look how I wanted it too on paper or screen. So I compromised a lot of the time. Now when I design, the final product comes out completely different than my original idea.